Listen to Sharon M. Kennedy on Brian Bosley’s “Bamboo Lab” podcast
“Believe in the goodness of man!”
“Find something to get up for!”
“Don’t give up. Turn the corner!”
“Climb the mountain!
“Listen to the voice that’s been nagging you!”
Sharon spent an hour, sharing her immense wisdom and calming voice for you to hear. I thoroughly enjoyed this conversation, and I’m certain you will too! Click on the triangular “Play” button below to get started
Sharon has been writing short stories and poems for 50 years, but she rarely submitted anything for publication. She earned her BA in English at Wayne State University in Detroit in 1974. In 2001, she received her MA from Northern Michigan University. After teaching English Composition at Bay Mills Community College and Lake Superior State University, she began writing a general interest column in 2014 that still runs in her local newspaper and other Gannett Media papers, Yahoo.com, and various Internet sites. A year later she was asked to write for the monthly magazine the Mackinac Journal and shortly thereafter she wrote for the outdoor magazine Woods-N-Water for two years. For many years her opinion pieces were published monthly in the Bay Mills News. Her short stories regularly appear in the U.P. Reader. In 2016, she self-published Life in a Tin Can: A Collection of Random Observations from her “Common Sense at 60” newspaper column. In 2021, Modern History Press (MHP) out of Ann Arbor, published her book about the 1957-58 school year, The SideRoad Kids: Tales from Chippewa County. She is currently working on a sequel.
Her latest book, View from the SideRoad: A Collection of Upper Peninsula Stories was published by MHP last month. This collection of fictional short stories reflects a keen observation of people who populate small towns in the U.P. Her stories, whether humorous, serious or poignant, record believable events most readers will relate to. Kennedy’s hallmark is her ability to portray fictional characters as if they were our friends and neighbors.